Marcus DeSieno is a visual artist who is interested in how the advancement of visual technology continually changes and mediates our understanding of the world. DeSieno is particularly interested in the unseen political ideologies embedded in this technology. He received his MFA in Studio Art from the University of South Florida and is currently the Assistant Professor of Photography at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington.
DeSieno also serves on the board of directors for the In-Sight Photography Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering youth to communicate their unique personal visions through photography, guided by respect for individuals, communities, and cultures. Through classes and programming carried out regardless of the students' ability to pay, In-Sight offers teens a creative voice and outlet, an opportunity to experience success, and the tools for self-awareness and self-worth.
DeSieno's work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at the Aperture Foundation, Center for Fine Art Photography, Candela Gallery, the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Rayko Photo Center, Center for Photography at Woodstock, and various other galleries and museums. His work has also been featured in a variety of publications including The British Journal of Photography, Boston Globe, FeatureShoot, GUP Magazine, Hyperallergic, Huffington Post, National Geographic's Proof, PDN, Slate, Smithsonian Magazine, Washington Post and Wired. DeSieno was named a selection for Photolucida's Critical Mass 50 and an Emerging Talent by Lensculture. His first monograph, No Man's Land: Views From a Surveillance State, was published by Daylight Books in 2018.